Much of my childhood revolved around growing up along the St. Clair River; I then graduated from Sheridan College’s Interpretive Illustration program in Oakville, which is on Lake Ontario. Now I live in Goderich on the beautiful shores of Lake Huron with my amazing husband and three incredible children.
Living so close to large bodies of water has made a large impact on me. As a young girl I remember being confused when a friend said she lived far from any water. Up until that point, I believed that everyone lived with water to one side of them.
For the past few years I have been experimenting hand carving into poured plaster. The tactile nature of the material adds a dimension to the layering of pattern and movement of the painting.
I have always been drawn to textile designs from around the world and much of the detailing in my pieces are influenced by these brilliant patterns, giving a carnival-like edge.